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Monday, November 5, 2007

In Brief - November 5th, 2007

Here is today's quick news digest:
  • Management at Seattle's two dailies had cause for celebration today when new numbers showed that circulation is actually increasing slightly. It's quite the turnaround following months of declining readership of the dead tree version of the newspaper.
  • Google has confirmed plans to build software for mobile phones.
  • The Stranger's Josh Feit continues to keep the pressure on Dino Rossi by asking how the likely GOP nominee for governor intends to vote on key 2007 ballot measures that voters will decide the fate of tomorrow.
  • Yet another Republican state legislator is in trouble: just a few days after Representative Curtis stepped down from the House of Representatives following a sex scandal, Republican caucus leaders are punishing Representative Jim Dunn of the the 17th LD for inappropriate remarks made to a female staff member. They've taken away his committee requirements and will require him to attend sensitivity training. Additionally, the House's chief clerk is restricting Dunn's reimbursements for travel expenses.
  • Looking for coverage of the writers' strike (which is affecting all the big media conglomerates)? Check out Deadline Hollywood Daily.
  • Boeing is building a new anti-submarine plane for the Navy based on its 737 aircraft, one of the all-times best-selling passenger plane, with five thousand plus produced over the lifetime of the program.
  • P-I investigative reporter Eric Nalder has an excellent report this morning about positive consequences resulting from a past ConocoPhillips oil spill: "A whistle-blower's courage and federal prosecutors in Alaska have given Washington state some extra protection against oil spills in local waters."
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